Todd & Raylene Eveleigh

Bucket list tick for Monkey Mia

THIS month, we would like to talk about Monkey Mia in Western Australia. This was definitely on our bucket list of places to see around Australia. I still remember when I was a young whipper snapper seeing a TV program about the wild dolphins in the Monkey Mia region – I was amazed and blown away by them and the …

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Kicking it at Coral Bay

I HOPE everyone is staying safe during these crazy times The Western Australia border was still closed at the time of writing this article, though I am sure it will reopen in due course to allow us east coasters the opportunity to venture over to the west coast to explore. A couple of our favourite destinations on the west coast …

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Exmouth and Cape Range National Park have it all

WELL people, still some crazy times with COVID-19 reappearing in big numbers through Victoria, with further restrictions and border closures for that state who are having a bit of a hard time of it – our thoughts go out to Victorians. This month we will talk about our time in Exmouth and Cape Range National Park. As it will be …

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Exploring more of the Gibb River Rd

gibb river rd wa

AS I explained in last month’s article, we decided to travel the Great Northern Highway to see the Bungle Bungles and Wolfe Creek Crater off the Tanami Rd. However, we really wanted to do the rest of the Gibb River Rd on the western side. Northwest of Fitzroy Crossing is the dirt Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd that links back up to …

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Deviating to the Dampier Peninsula – Offroad adventure

Gumbanan's traditional mayoorr fish trap at sunset

IT’S time to recount our visit to the Dampier Peninsula, located north of Broome, Western Australia. The turn-off is about 30km east of Broome township and heads due north. The road is only bitumen for 10km and then it’s back to dirt and corrugations. At the time we were travelling, they were doing major roadworks and there was talk of …

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Legendary Litchfield National Park

Litchfield

CONTINUING our Aussie adventure, we headed to another epic Northern Territory National Park: Litchfield. Litchfield National Park is amazing and a great family camping destination, with plenty of great campgrounds within a short drive from one another. We decided to base ourselves at Florence Falls Campground. This area is nestled on top of a hill, which gave us a nice outlook and …

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Exploring the amazing Kakadu

kakadu

WOW, this month is about Kakadu in the Northern Territory. What an amazing place and great to be back in some of my old haunts. It’s been about seven years since I have last been up here, when I was guiding in Arnhem Land and Kakadu. I really like Kakadu. Just one of those places which feels like it has …

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Searching along the Savannah Way

savannah

THE Savannah Way has many different options and locations to explore as it runs along the Gulf Country. It’s mostly dirt from Normanton through to the Roper River. I could literally write a book about this place, as there are so many things to see and do. One of our favourite free camps was Leichardt Falls, at the top of …

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Towing the van to the tip of Cape York

tip of cape

WHAT an amazing month we’ve had. This month we travelled to the tip of Cape York the most northern point of the Australian continent. When you hear people talk about the Cape, a lot of discussion revolves around the four-wheel-driving opportunities on the famous Telegraph Track and Gunshot, which is just a crazy vertical drop into a creek. Though the …

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Experiencing Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Uluru Kata Tjuta

  WOW, Ayers Rock Resort, what a place! The resort is kept to a very high standard, with everything landscaped, multitudes of pools, restaurants and thankfully quite a few places that sell cold beer, because boy it was hot while we were there! We stayed at the caravan park at the resort, which had a lovely clean pool with nice …

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